Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

This ain't no Poo!!

Alright, I had read an article a long time ago, about a lady who stopped buying shampoo in her house.  She and her daughters had been using baking soda and vinegar.  She stated the amazing things that had happened to her hair since she stopped using shampoo.  WHAT?  No shampoo??  Sounds totally strange, and I had to try this out!!  I must say, I have now been without shampoo for over 6 months.  Some of you probably think this is crazy, but imagine, if these benefits actually happen, isn't it worth a shot??
I use about 2 Tbsp. of baking soda mixed with about a quart of water to "wash" my hair and about 2 Tbsp of vinegar and a quart of water to "rinse" my hair.  This is like using shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, a de-tangler, and anti-frizz gel.  Baking soda helps strip the dirt from your head, without taking away the natural oils in your scalp.  The Vinegar is a softener.
Since I started this my hair is not nearly as frizzy.  It has better body, more bounce, I see less hair loss, my scalp isn't as dry, and I don't have to wash it everyday.  I don't know why I wasn't informed of this earlier.  I could have been saving money and had better hair all this time!  I have tried using shampoo a few times, and I got so frustrated at the tangles, and the way it irritates my scalp.  Shampoo always causes it to get red and dry.  The baking soda/vinegar is gentler on my skin.  My hair is normally a frizzy puff ball, not anymore!!  The brushing is so much easier too.  There are virtually no tangles.  If this is an issue you have with your kiddos, it might be worth a shot.  Save your self some money, and hassle and give the no-poo idea a try.  It has worked here.